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BLITHE SPIRIT

Written to cheer the nation in 1941, this very witty comedy by Noel Coward naturally has a starchily funny script at its' heart. Poor Charles Condomine can't get away from his wife - even when she's dead. Intending to gather "tricks of the trade" for his new novel from medium Madame Arcati, Charles gets more than he bargained for.

 

Enticed back from the afterlife during a seance, his former wife Elvira decides to stay and haunt Charles and his new wife, Ruth. Gloriously dotty spirit medium, Madame Arcati then fails miserably to dematerialise Elvira, and the denouement with unassuming housemaid Edith is a delight.

 

With some of the most spectacular special effects seen at an MPH production, the show was a great success.  Outstanding debuts for director David DP and actress Leah, and a storming performance by Jane Daulman, our MPH chair.

Wikipedia entry

 

Edith

Ruth Condomine

Charles Condomine

Mrs Bradman

Doctor Bradman

Madam Arcati

Elvira Condomine

 

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Ruth Clement

Gemma Hewitt

Steve Clement

Sarah Pamphilion

Terry Wood

Jane Daulman

Leah Willey

 

David Downes-Powell

Neal Morcom

Peter Pamphilion

MuckedUp music

David Downes-Powell

Peter Pamphilion

Evie, Peter, Vicky Wood and more...

Peter Pamphilion, David Downes-Powell, Michael

Lynne Downes-Powell

Terry Wood

 

Roger Hobcraft, Lynne Downes-Powell, Jo Mulgrew, Vicky Wood

Jo Mulgrew

Cast in order of appearance

"Absolutely loved Blithe Spirit, brilliantly produced.  The casting, staging and special effects were just amazing.  Well done everyone.  Who needs the West End?"

Minster Village Hall

26th to 29th September 2012

Jane

Gemma

Leah

Terry

Ruth

Sarah

Isle of Thanet Gazette:

 

"With an elaborate set, fantastic music and a stellar cast, this latest production from the Playhouse showed just how professional amateur productions have become"

Read  Laura Archer's full review

click here Blithe Spirit poster

"such a wonderful production"

Ben Clark, National Operatic and Dramatic  Association reviwer

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